Well, here's the question. To market this record right, it helps to be able to tell people what kind of music it is. Problem is, it's a harder question to answer than you might think.
If you ask me about my influences, I'm likely to give you a different answer than I did last week. Just cuz it's a a big database and a random search. But if you give me a keyword, say by asking me "What influence has [insert artist name here] had on your singing/ songwriting/ production, I could probably tell you.
Anyway, the time has come for promotion, and that means contests, submissions to radio and the press, solicitation of distributors, placement on fan sites, and booking, all of which require that we be able to answer the question "What kind of music is it?"
I can wing it but really, it's a lot like describing your own face. You've only ever seen it in the mirror.
So how about a listen to at least a little bit of 3-5 songs, more if you want, and post a comment telling us what kind of music you think this is. It's not so much a question of whether you like it - why you don't will tell us important stuff, too. Naturally, of course, we hope you do.
There are 14 songs on the album - there's only a few here. Again, our home site's where the news is.
Sarah B & The Gist
About us: The basic story: Chicago singer/songwriter Sarah B hooks up with bassist Doug Schram and drummer Scott Fishman. The Gist is born. Development of material for a new album ensues. Many gigs happen; band travels. September 11, 2001: Band stops all work on album long enough to record Sarah B's "Red Rover", a reaction to terrorism, organize a benefit concert, distribute the single, etc. Scott Fishman leaves the band. Work on the new album resumes. Album is finished. New projects begun. Again, our web site.
We've left the individual bios as they are for now. The album was completed with the help of a lot of musicians, and you will see photos and credits on them at (you guessed it) our web site. You will see new photos of us and lots of cool news and action from our new indie label, Steel Dog. That's the Steel Dogo logo - it was developed from a photo of a sculpture called the Howlin' Dog by artist Bruce Gray. You can check out his work at Brucegray.com
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